Clarence Regional Library

Clarence Regional Library is a regional partnership between Clarence Valley and Bellingen Shire libraries.
It spans the bountiful saltwater freshwater countries of Bundjalung, Gumbaynngirr and Yeagl Peoples on the mid-north coast of NSW, Australia.
Clarence Regional Library has seven library branches – Grafton, Yamba, Maclean and Iluka (Clarence Valley); and Bellingen, Urunga and Dorrigo (Bellingen Shire).
A mobile library supports outlying towns and villages across the Clarence Valley.
New and/or refurbished library spaces are planned for Yamba, Maclean and Dorrigo.


The Creative Library

‘If everyone can be creative, and if creative thinking and ideas already permeate Victorian public libraries, then what is The Creative Library? What could it be?’

In 2016, Creative Victoria’s Creative State Strategy was released. An investment of $115 million was attached to strategy implementation. Victoria’s 47 public library services were not referenced in the Creative State document. Not one cent of the $115 million available to “put creativity at the heart of Victoria’s future” would go to the extensive cultural infrastructure and programs embodied in the state’s public library network.


The Alchemy of Learning

We called her our guru. Her small and lyrical book, Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes (TED 2015), formed the intellectual backbone to our six month, project-based library leadership program in Queensland last year.


Library Leaders

While leadership can be challenging and sometimes difficult, it’s also an opportunity to make a positive difference.READ MORE

Fresh thinking @ local library

Brokered by the State Library of NSW, Taking the Lead 2012 invites public librarians from across the state to learn new leadership skills while exploring different ways of engaging their communities in the experimental hybrid space of the contemporary library. READ MORE

In Transit

I like working with transitions of all kinds – new structures, services, systems. When things are in flux, new possibilities arise. READ MORE